Field Staff, Restoration & Infrastructure (Seasonal – The Meadoway)

101 Ridgetop Rd, Toronto, ON M1P 4W9, Canada ● Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #943
Monday, February 12, 2024

Position Details:

Number of Vacancies: 9

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.54/hr, Max = $27.29/hr

Employment type: Temporary Contract

Duration of employment:  6 months, possibility of extension

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Restoration Services Centre & The Meadoway (101 Ridgetop Rd)

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

Business unit: Restoration and Resource Management

Travel: 30%

Remote Work: None


Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2024

Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon.


Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file (PDF or Word) prior to midnight on February 18, 2024.


By working at TRCA you will:

  • Work outdoors during the spring and summer in beautiful natural areas.
  • Gain valuable experience working at a conservation authority.
  • Get a free Conservation Ontario annual pass.
  • Get access to TRCA’s Reciprocal Program (discounts across various Ontario attractions).

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Field Staff position is responsible for assisting the Environmental Technologist and Crew Leads to complete meadow restoration and invasive species management activities including site preparation, seeding, monitoring, and herbicide application. Staff will learn relevant skills, techniques, and best management practices for meadow restoration and invasive species management. Field staff will assist crew leads and help actively participate in the safe operation and maintenance of a range of tools and equipment including tractors, zero turn mowers and backpack sprayers.

This position plays an integral role in the on-ground implementation of meadow restoration and ecosystem enhancement through the management of invasive species. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the implementation of meadow restoration and adaptive management activities including site prep, mowing, tilling, seeding and invasive species management.
  • Directs the public to project notice signage and possibly providing supervisor contact information for additional information and inquiries, referring detailed questions and complaints to supervisor
  • Participates in the daily safety meetings including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning
  • Assists with operation and maintenance of equipment and vehicles, performs circle and other health and safety checks. Reports potential maintenance requirements to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment (storage, organization, minor repairs)
  • Participates in application of appropriate pesticides under supervision by a licensed pesticide applicator.
  • Operates appropriate machinery and equipment required to execute work duties related to specific project/program area (i.e., chainsaws, drills, line trimmers, generators, skid, tractors, zero turn mowers etc.)
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties.


What will you need to succeed:

  • Minimum pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Valid Class G2 Driver’s License
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification an asset
  • Familiar with farm and construction equipment, including operation and maintenance of small tools and larger machinery. 
  • Knowledge of herbicide legislation and invasive species management practices.
  • Knowledge of meadow restoration processes/procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of native and invasive plants and plant identification skills. 
  • Ability and aptitude to work outdoor in adverse conditions.
  • Familiarity with mapping natural landscape features and reading maps.
  • Good physical fitness required for carrying equipment for extended durations. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to solve issues. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office for general office communications (I.e., mail, spreadsheet and word processing software, including online enablement software such as MS teams and SharePoint)
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation
  • Required to lift or carry objects that could weigh up to 45lbs.
  • Candidates will be required to be clean shaven to properly fit a respirator.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.54
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.29
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 30
  • Required Education Diploma
  • Job Start Date Monday, April 1, 2024
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  • 101 Ridgetop Rd, Toronto, ON M1P 4W9, Canada
  • Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada